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Poster: WaverBoy Date: Jul 22, 2004 7:52pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Many clips encoded in wrong resolution...

"No, all DVD players (*) accept mpeg extension and accept exotic resolution! I swear!"

No, not all DVD players play raw mpeg files. My main DVD player will not play them, and it's a relatively new one, which came out at the beginning of this year. But, luckily, I just discovered that I have another player that will play them! However, the files encoded at 368x480 still play squished. So, I'll still have to convert them. :(

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Poster: Old_Skool Date: Jul 23, 2004 6:14am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Many clips encoded in wrong resolution...

All you need to do to author these "non-standard" resolutions with a program like TMPG DVD Author is patch the headers of the files with a program like DVD Patcher (search Google). It takes about 0.1 seconds to patch the header of any MPEG file to the DVD standard (720x480). No re-encoding of the files is necessary.

Patch the header of the MPEG to DVD standard.
Import it into TMPG DVD author.
Burn DVD and playback on TV.

The DVD player only cares that the files have a 4:3 aspect ratio, the resolution is irrelevent. I have old DVD players (1998) that play all these files without problems, as long as the aspect ratio is 4:3 which it is 99% of the time.

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Poster: WaverBoy Date: Jul 23, 2004 4:11pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Many clips encoded in wrong resolution...

Using DVDPatcher to patch the header didn't work. It's still squeezed, and all the way to the left of the screen so the right half is blank, except now the blank area has a bunch of staticky-looking visual noise. Am I doing something wrong?